Wali Alam

President, Quality Institute of America, Inc., Houston, TX, USA


Wali Alam has a BS and a MS in Engineering and has been working continuously for more than four decades. He has run manufacturing engineering, manufacturing, supply chain management and quality systems. For the last 22 years, Wali has been running the Quality Institute of America (QIA). QIA is headquartered in Houston and has a presence in three other locations on two continents. QIA offers consulting, training, auditingand management system software, and has helped more than 500 clients. He has led the development of a powerful and popular software for automating management systems to eliminate or minimize the drudgery inherent in such systems. This is in use in large multi-national companies as well as small shops.

Wali takes a lot of interest in the ISO 9000 family of standards and other related ones. He has been conducting certification audits, training and consulting on different industry standards as well as the base ISO 9001. He was one of the first registered auditors in the USA.

Wali has been very active in professional societies, starting with AIIE and the APICS where he had leadership roles from 1983 till 1989. He has had leadership roles in ASQ since 1992 and has been section Chair of Houston, as well as the Conference Chair. He was the Conference Chair of the Quality Management Division.

Wali has been a popular speaker on Quality Management Systems since 1992, having spoken at many sessions of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), APICS, AQI. He has spoken at professional gatherings in South Asia several times since 1992; He has written many articles on QMS related topics.